Public Papers - 1991
Nomination of Eric I. Garfinkel To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce
The President today nominated Eric I. Garfinkel, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He would succeed Dennis Edward Kloske.
Since 1989, Mr. Garfinkel has served as Assistant Secretary for Import Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Prior to this, Mr. Garfinkel served in the Transition Office of the President-Elect as the transition office contact for international trade, 1988 - 1989; as Vice President and General Counsel for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 1987 - 1989; and as a partner, with the law firm of Anderson, Hibey, Nauheim Blair, 1984 - 1987. He also served as a Deputy Assistant Director for Commerce and Trade in the White House Office of Policy Development, 1982 - 1984; an attorney/advisor for the United States Trade Representative, 1981 - 1982; and an associate with the law firm of Collier, Shannon, Rill and Scott, 1980 - 1981.
Mr. Garfinkel graduated from the University of Maryland (B.A., 1976) and Emory University (J.D., 1979). He was born July 11, 1954, in Flushing, NY. Mr. Garfinkel is married, has two children, and resides in Chevy Chase, MD.